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Proverbs 29 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:1 - Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:2 - When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:3 - A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:4 - By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for[fn] bribes tear it down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:5 - Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:6 - Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:7 - The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:8 - Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:10 - The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity and seek to kill the upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:11 - Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:12 - If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:13 - The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:14 - If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:15 - A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:16 - When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:17 - Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:18 - Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:19 - Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:20 - Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:21 - A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:22 - An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:23 - Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:24 - The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:25 - Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:26 - Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:27 - The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.
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